Education Conference



August 5-7 2020

(8 August is reserved for feedback meetings with Parents whose children have taken part in tests) 


·  This conference is designed for families educating their children cross-culturally as they work in the various countries of Southern Africa.

· There is a program for every parent and child, including a highly educational and fun program for children from elementary years through high school.

· Opportunities to consult individually with educators who care about your family’s unique needs.

· Well qualified testing consultant will be available for achievement and diagnostic testing of children.


Topics for Parents will include:

· Family Bible Times – resources for children

· Study Skills

· Science Projects

· How to teach PE in a Home School Situation

· Balancing ministry and home schooling

· TCK issues

· Transitions


Children’s Program:

There will be age appropriate classes with activities designed to reach all learning styles. Due to the extensive planning that it takes to carry out this program, we will not be able to accommodate requests for moving children from one group to another. All assignments are made on the first day of the conference. Thanks for your understanding. The program will include some curriculum and group work.  


Testing Program:

The following testing options will be offered if you desire an educational assessment for your child. If you are not sure of the type of test required then please request and return a questionnaire to before booking a test. Click on the Testing Booking form link and complete the form.

Early Reading Diagnostic Assessment (grades K-2)
This test provides information on the development of skills your child needs to become a successful reader. These skills include phonemic and phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This test is not for Pre-schoolers or Kindergarten Kids aged 4 years.


IOWA Test of Basic Skills (grades 3-8) (group testing)
Achievement testing using the ITBS is provided to assess whether your child is “on track” with his or her age mates. The
Core Battery offers assessment in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.  The Full Battery adds Science, Social Studies, Maps and Diagrams and Reference Materials. The Full Battery takes at least 3 days (6 sessions) to administer, whilst the Core Battery takes 2 days.  


WRAT (any age)

This test provides information on comprehension from sentences, word reading, spelling and math computation. It gives a grade equivalent

Dyslexia Indication Test
(shows areas affected and leads to identifying coping strategies)


Other Tests as agreed with parents after submission of a Test Questionnaire.


In some cases, these tests may identify issues that need special attention or further assessment. 


Feedback to parents regarding the findings and strategies for implementation will be held during 8th August 2020. This will be scheduled during the conference, usually in 30 minute slots. There will be people available to look after your children whilst you are receiving feedback.

 If a full written report is required then that will be emailed  after the conference (at a cost of US$55).

Booking for testing should be made as soon as possible to help with planning and ordering tests. It may not be possible to provide tests that are not pre-booked at least a 4 weeks before the conference.


Testing will carry on throughout the conference and must be pre-booked no later than June 26th 2020.  Testing will be scheduled as soon as bookings are made.

Conference Location

INTEL, Lichinga, Mozambique


Registration will be from 0800 on Wednesday 5 August, 2020.

Those children who will be taking the IOWA tests should note that for full IOWA there are 3 sessions over 3 mornings and for IOWA Core 2 sessions over 2 mornings. The sessions begin at 0900 on Day 1.  



The cost for 3 days: US$150 per person (including lunch)

Children’s Program: US$50 per child

Child Care; Up to and including 3 years US$30



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To complete the Registration Form click on this link and fill in as much information as requested. Registration for the conference must be made before 1 May2020.

The conference will not go ahead if there are less than 10 adults registered before 1 May 2020.

A non returnable Registration Fee (30% of total) is payable at time of booking by credit card through the PayPal link, or to Michele George.


The balance of conference fees and children's testing fees may be paid in cash (US$) at the registration desk on arrival or by credit/debit card (at least 7 days before the conference begins) in US$ through PayPal at this link. Sorry, we cannot accept cheques or credit card payment in Mozambique.



For help with Accommodation please contact: Michelle George (


Any questions about the conference or testing should be sent to:



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Early Reading Diagnostic Assessment
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (full)
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (core)
Dyslexia Screening

Test Cost Discounted cost for sponsoring agency members

Other specific tests as agreed on negotiation

Due to the current crisis with COVID – 19, the total disruption of international travel and difficulties in entering other countries, Anchor Education has postponed all conferences until safer times in 2021.

Thank you for your understanding.

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